We would like to congratulate all our students who entered their STEAM Innovations/Science Fair projects into the NIWA East & South Auckland competition which was held online this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Students have worked incredibly hard in presenting their projects to the judges, who were most impressed.



Somerville did exceptionally well this year, achieving first place in two of of the three categories for Years 7 and 8, first place in Years 7 to 13 Consumer Science and first place in Years 7 to 10 Technology/Innovations categories. Our students also won six of the nine Special Awards at the prize giving.

A HUGE thank you to teachers, Carol Duffield and Karen Woolridge, for their dedication, guidance and support of the students throughout this journey. Thanks also to the parents who helped along the way.

Congratulations to the following students who won awards this year. Your hard work and dedication has really paid off and we are all very proud of you. 

Years 7 and 8 Living World
1st Place:
Alerys Bodle - Dryer or Dire

Highly Commended:
James Hawksworth - Cube Solving: "Young vs Old"
Zainab Jawad-Moody - "Heat and Rennin: Curd it Be?"

Years 7 and 8 Physical and Material World
1st Place:
Ayan Shah
 - "Microfibres: the plastics we choose to ignore"

Highly Commended:
Nikau Waru
 - "Does a Bat Weight Really Work?"

Years 7 and 8 Environmental Science
Highly Commended:
Mayin Lal
 - "There's Something in the Water"

Years 7 to 13 Consumer Science
1st Place:
Kieran Sun
 - "Light of my Life"

Years 7 to 10 Technology / Innovations
1st Place:
Louis Valois
 - "Tennis Balls Under Pressure"

2nd Place:
Saamya Sandal
 - "Caution High Noise Area"

3rd Place (equal):
Eva Malez
 - "Managing Diabetes with your Phone"

Highly Commended:
Daniel Revans 
- "Sky Bubble? No Trouble!"

Special Awards:

The IET Innovation Awards
Eva Malez
 - "Managing Diabetes with your Phone"

Award for Best Application of Electronics
Saamya Sandal
 - "Caution High Noise Area"

Best Use of Statistics Award
Kieran Sun
 - "Light of my Life"

Best Project by a Māori Student
Nikau Waru
 - "Does a bat weight really work"

The Environment Award
Ayan Shah
 - "Microfibres: the plastics we choose to ignore"

NZ Heritage Award
Jacob Powell - "Fat Rat"

 

Best Innovation, Invention, or Investigation by Year Level
Sponsored by NIWA
Year 7
Ayan Shah
“Microfibres: the plastic we choose to ignore”

Year 8
Alerys Bodle

“Dryer or Dire”

Eric Clague Award for Runner-up of the Fair
Alerys Bodle
“Dryer or Dire”

Premier Award for Best Exhibit of the Fair
Sponsored by NIWA
Ayan Shah
“Microfibres: the plastic we choose to ignore”